BREAKING: Tea Party Gets Big Win Over IRS Years Later

  • 2018-08-10
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
BREAKING: Tea Party Gets Big Win Over IRS Years Later
By US House of Representatives Committee of Oversight & Government Reform [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
A federal judge has vindicated the plight of Tea Party groups persecuted by the IRS with the preliminary approval of a $3.5 million settlement. (U.S. News & World Report)

U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett set a July 10 hearing in Cincinnati on making the settlement final, and scheduled deadlines for claims and objections.

The Justice Department had announced last year that the case had been settled, pending approval of terms.

The lead plaintiff was the California-based Norcal Tea Party Patriots. The case swelled into a class-action suit by hundreds of groups. The court will decide how much each gets after legal costs.

The 2013 lawsuit during the Barack Obama administration was over treatment of conservative groups who said they were singled out for extra IRS scrutiny on tax-exempt status applications.

The case hounded the Obama administration for years, with many Republicans discouraged that stronger action wasn't taken.
 Source: AAN
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